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The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill

) #4 of 9 Restaurants in Steyning $$ - $$$ , British,
23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
+44 1903 814084
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
2 May 2017
“Improved”
25 Apr 2017
“Really friendly bar staff”
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been going to Whites prior to its renovation. Since the renovation the bar has always been expensive; the restaurant has gone through many variations from uninspiring to really nice (and special place to visit) to an overly priced Italian to just ok and...More

1  Thank Graham W
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review Graham, we really do appreciate and learn from all feedback we get at The White Horse. I am disappointed that you felt your meal was not up to our usual high standard yesterday, I have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch in the White horse a few of months ago, and it was mediocre, looked pretty but lacked flavour and didn't warrant it's price tag...not bad but not worth writing home about. ...However, this place has had a re-vamp and not only does...More

1  Thank 269Helens
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Helens - what a wonderful review to read! Thank you so very much for finding the time to write it, we really do appreciate it. We have invested a lot in The White Horse this year so far, so it is fabulous to see that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Music is rap gentler genders at one end screeching 20 somethings the other! We drank here 7 nights and the difference in management was very apparent changethe music to bloody adele or something think wine bar! Shame refit cost hundreds of thousands oh and dust...More

1  Thank binky75
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Binky - THANK YOU! it has been a very long time since anybody has thought I was a kid, but I do accept your kind compliment  I was working five of the seven nights you were in drinking with us, it is great that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good resturant. The staff are friendly polite and helpful. A nice menu two Items not available but that was fine. Order came quiickly it was hot greae free and very tasty ( fish and chips) wife had fish cake absolutly stunning flavour. Good value...More

1  Thank Peter B
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Peter - thanks so very much for finding the time to write this review of The White Horse. Apologies for the delay with my reply but I have been rather busy in this lovely weather... It is great to see that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local but have for some reason never been here to eat before, but will definitely come again. The service was great, very friendly and attentive , the food was lovely and the portion size are ample. The atmosphere was great. We were under...More

1  Thank JJamxx
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so very much for such a great review of The White Horse. We are delighted that you found the time to eat with us finally, and great that you found it worth the wait! I have passed on your comments to all my team,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch today in the restaurant. Service and food were excellent. We chose from the lunch menu and had a bottle of wine. Food was really delicious. Will definitely return and thoroughly recommend. Worth noting that a children's menu is also available.More

1  Thank Josie C
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Josie - thanks so very much for finding the time to write such a good review of The White Horse, we really do appreciate it. Our new, very keenly priced, lunch menu is proving to be extremely popular, so great to read that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has improved beyond measure since my first visit in 2015. The architecture and interior design is still excellent, but now it's matched by the rest. The atmosphere is lively, the staff are experienced, respectful and very attentive. The food is excellent and comes...More

2  Thank Cherrypsy
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How lovely to read such a great review Cherrypsy! We really do appreciate the time it took you to write it :) We have made many changes and it is a delight to see that they are all being noticed by our loyal customers. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great evening on Saturday . The food was excellent, service very good and the atmosphere was brilliant. The streak is delicious, calamari starter fab and the little touch of your amuse bouche is lovely. We are loyal customers of whites and feel...More

2  Thank safarikenya123
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sarah and Simon - how lovely to read your review of The White Horse, very many thanks for finding the time to write it for us. Your are, indeed, very valuable regulars here and it is always a pleasure to have you come to eat...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Apart from the limited parking on site, the food here is excellent, we went back twice for the fish it was so good. Excellent friendly service, both bar and waiting staff... great atmosphere.More

3  Thank Roy L
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Roy - thanks so very much for finding the time to write a review for The White Horse, we really do appreciate it. Our chefs spend a lot of time perfecting all the menu choices, so it is wonderful to hear that all their efforts...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a really enjoyable evening with friends. We live locally so always bring friends here and we weren't disappointed. As usual the service was excellent and our guests were most impressed. So we will continue to bring friends and recommend you to others.More

3  Thank 777jess
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Jess - thanks so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The White Horse. It is always pleasure to have you come to visit us with your friends. We look forward to seeing you here again very soon. Many...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Fuzzydacious
Are dogs welcome?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Gordonluff1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are always welcome.
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Fuzzydacious
Are dogs welcome?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Christina D |
Yes in the bar area and garden, just not the resturant but you can eat in those places
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Steyning
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 814084
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled in the lush, green South Downs, close to the busier towns of Brighton and Hove is The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill in Steyning - a picturesque grammar school town and one time home to Laurence Olivier. Decorated in a contemporary classic style and boasting a large verandah covered with huge parasols on which to enjoy views of the countryside as you dine, The White Horse is welcoming and unpretentious, with excellent, friendly service. The restaurants varied menu combines creativity with more traditional comfort style food using top quality local ingredients for a real flavour of your surroundings.
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